More than 30 malaria vaccine candidates - which ones will work?

More than 30 malaria vaccine candidates - which ones will work?

More than 30 malaria vaccine candidates are at various stages of development. The RTS,S vaccine is at the most advanced stage.

Dengue infection does not increase Zika severity

 A study finds that in and around São José do Rio Preto (São Paulo State, Brazil), where dengue is endemic and there was a rapid outbreak of Zika during the 2016 epidemic, prior dengue infection did not lead to a worse illness for those who got Zika.

Low dose radiation could harm cardiovascular health

The controversial linear no-threshold model (LNT) model has long been used by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a conservative model for estimating radiation risk, but it is not without critics. People who visit a beach in Brazil, with extremely high levels of radiation, instead believe it has recuperative powers, and studies have shown similar effects.

Explaining HIV infection disparities by race/ethnicity

Researchers behind a new paper examined the sexual behaviors of a nationally representative group of U.S. women that can prevent against or increase risk for HIV infection and reported the differences in behaviors such as condom use and concurrent sex partners and the changes in these behaviors over 7 years for white, black, and Latina women ages 18-44.

Science groups call out organic food blogger Paul Thacker

Science groups call out organic food blogger Paul Thacker

The war between the science community and organic food marketers has only gotten hotter with the success of the "Food Evolution" movie, which started quietly with a soft New York City opening but has since spread all over the nation, with rave reviews from surprising outlets, such as the New York Times on one coast and a politically similar newspaper,

Perceived morality is biased towards negativity

If you get the perception you are immoral, you may need to change companies, according to a new paper in PLOS One. And if you get arrested, good luck.

A practical test for the carrier of “good” cholesterol, HDL

A practical test for the carrier of “good” cholesterol, HDL

High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is considered "good" because because HDL particles removes excess cholesterol from arterial walls and transport them back to the liver.

But how well does an individual's HDL accept cholesterol? A new test says it can more easily show.

The engine of the ocean - powered by bacteria

The engine of the ocean - powered by bacteria

No one has started selling probiotics for the environment yet, but a new study may give Natural Resources Defense Council just the evidence it needs. The ocean has a "microbiome", and those microbiological interactions keep the ‘engine’ of the ocean running.

Do Evidence Therapy Animals Help? Not Really

 Therapy animals are on trend, everyone is getting some sort of certification so they can take their pets on the plane and into restaurants, but though no one in business wants to mess with mental illness, there is not much evidence they are more than placebo.

Wise Guys: Making teen men accountable for teen pregnancy

Though teen parents are less likely to finish high school, less likely to be well employed and more likely to cause that cycle to be repeated in their children, most of the cultural focus is on young women. What about teen men?

Children’s Home Society is in North Carolina, Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, and New York and is expanding the Wise Guys program, which targets teen males, a segment often overlooked when it comes to addressing teen pregnancy.